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poured billions into afghanistan, billions and billions and billions and new word that many of the taxpayer dollars are ending up in the wrong hand. one congressman says millions and millions of dollars a day are stolen or wasted. millions per day. $10 million a day. details ahead. >>shepard: billions of tax dollars could be ending up in the hands of terrorists. billions. according to a government audit found that aid money to rebuild afghanistan is getting lost in transit. this report blame as lack of u.s. oversite and corruption in afghanistan that makes it difficult to track the money when it gets there and sights reports that indicate up to $10 million a day in cash money is smuggled away believed to be going to the insurgency. and now from the pentagon, general officer, -- jennifer it sounds sucraid that we did not have it tied up enough, this is real, $10 million a day to the people trying to kill our soldiers? >>guest: well, what is appalling if you look at the efforts that have been put in you remember a couple of months ago it was reported that the international air
Jul 21, 2011 4:00pm PDT
report on the united states aide to afghanistan. listen to this. investigators say as much as $10 million per day may be leaving can kabul. that's $3 billion a year. the u.s. has spent more than 70 billion on afghanistan over the past decade and investigators say there is no way to know how much of that cash ended up in the hands of the taliban militants who were trying to kill our troops. $10 million a day lost somewhere. jen griffin live at the pentagon. how could this happen? >> well, it happened right under the noses of the afghan authorities and the u.s. authorities. the u.s. had tried to get the afghans to start cracking down, checking the suitcases of v.i.p.es at the kabul international airport. when they did, the v.i.p.es just started driving on to the tarmac up to the planes with the money in their suitcases, according to this report. now afghan authorities won't allow u.s. officials into the v.i.p. area at the kabul airport to help them screen and that's not all. this is from the audit, quote: limited afghanistan cooperation has negatively programs to strengthen financial sector
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in afghanistan's air force. >> and are training in texas. ed lavandara has more on their history making mission. >> reporter: the passion and dreams of these four women easily cuts through their broken english. >> we are going to open the door for our laid niece afghanistan. it is a big deal for us to open the door. ladies that have dreams but can't do it. we want to show them. >> reporter: these laid reese lieutenants in the afghanistan military and have come to the united states to study english at the defense language institute in texas. it is their dreams of piloting helicopters that could help change the future of women in their homeland. >> these young ladies are path finders, trail blazers. and -- as such, they are subject to the criticism and antagonism of those that don't want to see the particular path. >> reporter: the soldiers say they are prepared for the scrutiny and are confident. >> the women of afghanistan, don't be afraid of anything. if you want to do something, you can do it. just believe in yourself you can do it. >> reporter: back home, these women are battling chauvanism.